Disney released the first official trailer of its latest animated musical film “Encanto” on July 8. The trailer filled with Latin American culture and colors has generated numerous discussions online as social media users eagerly await its release.
Many foreign social media users have revealed their fondness for the protagonist, Mirabel, due to her approachable image. However, the attention of Taiwanese social media users was instead captured by a capybara located in the corner of the teaser poster.
Capybaras are a beloved species among the Taiwanese. The preference was explicitly showcased in 2018 as Taipei Zoo’s announcement about the introduction of capybaras soon went viral.
This time the appearance of capybaras in Disney’s latest movie once again, captured the hearts of Taiwanese users.
The poster has garnered over two thousand likes as one social media user happily commented, “If there is a capybara, click like.”
Another capybara-lover also commented, “Finally, capybaras in an animated film.”
The background of the movie is set in a small town in Colombia and features a small family endowed with magical gifts. Everyone in the family has a unique talent, including, super-strength, shapeshifting, and psychokinesis, etc. However, Mirabel is the sole exception.
Disney confirmed the production project of the animated musical film “Encanto” at last year’s “2020 Disney Investor Day” and released a 30-second clip afterward.
《魔法滿屋》將由《動物方程式》Byron Howard與Jared Bush共同執導，並由《海洋奇緣》Lin-Manuel Miranda作曲。
Encanto is co-directed by Zootopia’s Byron Howard and Jared Bush with music composed by Moana’s Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Disney is scheduled to release Encanto in the United States on Nov. 24, 2021. As for Taiwan, Disney has only confirmed the release to be in 2021.